Friday, May 31, 2013

Noticing the hummingbird - May 31, 2013

A hummingbird built a nest at our house. This is a blog to follow the nest building, egg laying, hatching, and new hummingbirds going out on their own.

We were sitting in the hot tub, and saw a hummingbird land on a broken toucan that was hanging from the eve of the house. At first, I thought the bird must land there a lot, because it looked like there was quite a lot of droppings on the back of the toucan. Then we realized she's actually building a nest.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Building the nest - June 4, 2013

I took a few pictures over the next few days as she continued to work on the nest. It is built out of spider webs and bits of stuff. All of the pieces are very small, things that a hummingbird can carry.

June 1

June 2

June 3

June 4, you can see spider web on her beak.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

One egg - June 5, 2013

She was acting a little weird this morning, so I checked the nest.

First egg

Monday, June 7, 2010

Two eggs - June 7, 2013

I'd read that hummingbirds always lay 2 eggs, so I continued to check. Today there was a second egg.